The Peterhouse Equestrian Centre (PEC) is an integral part of the school and Horse Riding is a recognised sport at Peterhouse, with trophies to be won and awards to earn throughout the year.
Riding Lessons take place at the Equestrian Centre daily.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon. Thursday afternoons are reserved for Springvale House, D- Block Compulsories and Ruzawi. Friday and Saturday morning are for extra lessons, missed session catch up and Pony Club rallies.
Pony Club Membership is $ 20 USD a year and will be charged to your account. This is a compulsory requisition of PEC for Pony Club testing purposes. This goes towards rallies and lectures in preparation for the Pony Club Tests.
Please see attached information explaining Pony Club. It is a British Qualification and highly regarded in the Equine World.
We also have the options of
The cost of the horse is shared by the school or another pupil, the child is guaranteed to have half the use of the horse
Full cost of the horse and it’s the same as owning your own horse but the horse is still owned by the school, therefore no purchase cost and the heart ache of selling the horse when the child outgrows it
Bringing your horse to school and stabling it at the PEC
Should this be something your child is interested in & participating, please contact Miss Moore and return an indemnity via e-mail. Feel free to contact Miss Moore with any enquiries and you are most welcome to pop down to the PEC anytime you are passing by.
Please see below a short video showcasing the Peterhouse Equestrian Centre (PEC) and our facilities and to remind you what a unique opportunity we have available for our pupils right at their fingertips as well as the relevant Pony Club.
Pony Club is an international youth organisation devoted to the educating of our youth about horses and riding. Pony clubs exist in over 300 countries worldwide. There is a Pony Club in Harare and Bulawayo.
It is a fun way of learning about horse care and being a proficient equestrian. There are tests that can be taken and certificates awarded. These are recognised all over the world and can help you in obtaining a career in horses.
I realise we are living in a tough economy at the moment and that funds are hard to come by. We have a small annual membership fee and this will also entitle the children to ride at the best event of the year – Pony Show in Harare! (Members only)
The Pony Club has lots of prizes and fun events for the children to take part in and gives the children something to look forward to and work towards.
There are lead rein classes, first ridden, hunter and best turned out pony classes, as well as show jumping and gymkhana. There is also the Pony Club test which will provide them with a well-recognised qualification to take with them through life. The children love this show!
Our yearly membership fee is $20 USD and is a compulsory when you join the Peterhouse Equestrian Centre (PEC).
The objectives of The Pony Club are:
The Pony Club promotes the education of young people through the provision of instruction and examination in riding, horse care and animal welfare. At camps and rallies children are taught best practice in a fun and safe environment.
The Pony Club encourages its members to take several Efficiency Tests on Riding and Horsemanship. The Tests range from E Standard all the way through to the prestigious A Standard. The tests must all be completed in progression, starting with E,D,C,B,A. The Riding and Road Safety Test also must be completed which ensures that members have the necessary knowledge to ride a horse or pony on the road. The B Standard Test demonstrates a high level of riding and horse care and the A Test is thought of highly by employers in the horse industry as the holder of an A Test certificate has proven to have an extremely high level of riding and horsemanship.
The Pony Club offers Mini Achievement Badges for younger Members as well as both equine and non-equine Achievement Badges. Both types of achievement badge help Members to learn a wide range of skills like first-aid, farming, map reading, saddlery, road safety and grooming.